Saturday, June 12, 2021
Australian of the Year 2018

Australian of the Year Awards 2018 recognises STEM superstars

The title of Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year and Local Hero of the Year for 2018 have gone to Prof. Michelle Simmons, Dr Graham Farquhar and teacher Eddie Woo respectively, for their work in quantum physics, biophysics and maths education.
ANSTO coral reef

Reef obsession: Protecting the coral reef as an ecotoxicologist at ANSTO

Francesca Gissi is at ANSTO under a postgraduate research award, driving the fight against coral reef demise. It's a job that takes her from the lab to the reef, like a coral crime detective.
sugarcane QUT

A sweet solution to environmental waste

Spent sugarcane is the latest agricultural waste product with renewable potential as food for livestock. Rebecca Ainscough of QUT is part of the team researching the microbiology of the sugarcane waste.

Why I love being a scientist

"In science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine we are ambassadors for, and creators, of the future."

Gut reaction: Apps aid in digestive treatment

Groundbreaking research in the area where medicine and diet meet has lead to relief for those suffering from chronic abdominal pain. Using an app, up-to-date research is sent straight to a patient's device to cut out the medical middleman.
3 surgeons standing over the operating table. Why are there so few female surgeons?

Why aren’t there more female surgeons?

“I think people still expect surgeons to be gruff, old men.” says surgeon, Dr Nikki Stamp. Only 8.5% of Australia's surgeons are female, so why are Australian women shying away from the profession?

Make history with medtech

A new game will please gamers until the next one comes out, but if you develop a new medical technology (medtech) that saves lives, your gift to the world will last forever.

Blue yonder: blogging on the high seas

Podcaster, illustrator, social media star and science fanatic Jesse Hawley takes to the high seas in the name of science exploration.

Amazing Aussie inventions that are saving the planet

Concerned about our (climate) changing world? These Australian inventions are solving our renewable resource issues, one element at a time.

How to be a planet saver

People with science degrees are helping to solve the world’s toughest problems like climate change, creating renewable energy solutions and developing healthier food. See how Brendan Brown became a planet saver!

Homeward bound; finding gender equality in Antarctica

Homeward bound is a gender bias forum held on the most remote continent on earth. This year, 78 participants travelled to Antarctica to identify and combat issues facing women in STEM. We spoke to two women about how the initiative brings hope for tomorrow's female leaders.
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I think we need more women in STEM because… part one

We asked Science & Technology AU CEO, Kylie Walker; Refraction Media Head of Content Heather Catchpole; Refraction Media CEO/Publisher, Karen Taylor-Brown; and CodeRangers CEO, Nicola O'Brien; why we need more women in STEM.

5 ways to STEM up your classroom

Careers with STEM shopvideo
Find out how the Careers with STEM shop can help you bring some more STEM into the classroom. We've got posters, magazines and more.

What’s your school’s STEM program like? Three students walk us through theirs

Mountain Creek State High School’s STEM education program is highly regarded – and after chatting to three of its students, we can see why

Quiz: What’s your ocean career?

Ocean careers
Wanna make the ocean your office? From marine biologist to ocean engineer, find out which ocean career you'd make a splash in!